Monday, 13 July 2015

The summer girls - Mary Alice Monroe

Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. 

In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. 

For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong…until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future. 

In this heartwarming novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer. 

My thoughts:
Just what I needed, a good fiction book :) I have been on a bit of DNF spree lately and deliberately picking those books to make my pile smaller. But now I am back and this book did the trick.

Grandma Muir is turning 80 and invites her 3 grandchildren to spend the summer. 3 halfsisters who have lost contact with each other. Carson, the one who freelances and never settles down. Dora, the stay at home mum with a child who needs special care, and a husband who left her. And Harper, the youngest who is ruled by her mother.

But this was more Carson's book. I did not think about that until I finished the book and saw that it is in fact a trilogy. It could have ended like this, but I am glad there is more. Hopefully everyone will find what they are looking for. Now it was more, oh they will be ok I know it.

I liked the story. It had that southern charm. I would have loved to visit that beach house. It also had a environmental message, one that at one time made me sad when something happened...leave it like that.

I enjoyed the characters. They all had their faults and good sides and had some stuff to work through.

Conclusion:
So yes, I'd read more. 

Cover
Nice

Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Gallery Books
Lowcountry Summer #1
Fiction
Own


44 comments:

  1. I like this one too. Thanks for the review.

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  2. Yay! You definitely needed a good one with all the DNFs you've had!

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  3. Yay I've got the first two in this series to read ... good to hear you enjoyed it and want to read more :)

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    1. Yay for you :D I hope the second is good too

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  4. I've been finding it hard to stay with a book from start to finish lately, too. I'm glad this worked for you.

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  5. I liked this one a lot and can't wait to finish the series.

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    1. I do think I won it from you...I think :)

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  6. Sounds like a great summer read.

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    1. I had saved it until now for that ;)

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  7. Southern Charm, that never fails to make me think of sweet tea, magnolia trees, and cozy afternoons

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  8. Oh I think I need a good chick lit book. I'm glad you found one that didn't go in that dreaded dnf pile!

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  9. This sounds like a nice summery read.

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  10. Great review, seems like a good read. Thanks and warm greetings!

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  11. I've read this one and the second one - on audio. I love how the second book just picked up straight after this one and kept going with the story, I will be listening to the third in a little while too.

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    1. Great to hear that that one is good too :) I do want to know how it all plays out

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  12. Yay! Glad you found a good book to read this time. :)

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  13. The other two books of the series are good too.

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  14. Yea!! I look forward to seeing what you think of the next one.

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  15. I've had my eye on this one for so long. Sullivan’s Island is a beautiful place, plus yay for the environmental message.

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    1. I'd love to visit, but then right now I'd love to go anywhere warm

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  16. Glad it wasn't a DNF book, it sounds nice

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  17. This one sounds like something I could enjoy.

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  18. I have the first two in the trilogy. Glad you liked it.

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  19. Yep, it does sound good. I'm a more serious reading mood, so I could enjoy this. Ah, a beach house...! Sounds like heaven on earth in this heat :)

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    1. And the place sounds so freaking lovely!

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  20. Yayy! My internet seems to be working! I still wanna switch companies tho. Bleh.
    Awwwe this sounds cute!

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    1. You need your internet back for real!

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